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One machine to rule them all: A ‘Master Algorithm’ may emerge sooner than you think

It’s excusable if you didn’t notice it when a scientist named Daniel J. Buehrer, a retired professor from the National Chung Cheng University in Taiwan, published a white paper earlier this month proposing a new class of math that could lead to the birth of machine consciousness. Keeping up with …

Artificial Intelligence

3 Rules I Use to Stay Productive and Not Overwhelmed

I get 1,000 emails a week, but I only work 40 hours. Here's how I do it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To say my life is busy is an understatement.<p>I'm a father of three kids under the age of three. I have a portfolio of 40-plus startups I've invested in and actively …

Time Management

Babies can logically reason even before they can talk

Jean Piaget was wrong<p>One-year-old babies may not be able to speak, but they are able to think logically, according to new research that shows the earliest known foundation of our ability to reason.<p>Legendary psychologist Jean Piaget believed that we didn’t have logical reasoning abilities until we …

Vitamin pills and supplements aren't helping most people, doctors say

The vitamin pills you think will do your body good aren't actually doing very much to keep you healthy, doctors say.<p>There's more evidence the vitamin pills you think will do your body good aren't actually doing very much to keep you healthy.<p>When researchers examined existing data on four popular …

Vitamin B-3 could be used to treat Alzheimer's

New research finds a compound that prevents brain damage in mice. The substance is a form of vitamin B-3, and the findings suggest a potential new …

Alzheimer's Disease

How yoga can help to manage metabolic syndrome

People who practice yoga — who are also known, at least in the Western world, as "yogis" — always rave about how yoga could benefit the body and …

Scientists Have Mapped Out How Our Genes Might Lead To Mental Illness

It's often said mental illness runs in the family. But while that's true, scientists have had very little luck actually understanding how our genes …

Silicon Valley has a fresh take on a new movement that could be the future of medicine

For $150 a month, it acts as your primary care provider, along with providing some extra perks and technology used with the intent to keep you healthier.<p>It's a type of doctor's office that's similar to direct primary care, a small but fast-growing movement of pediatricians, family-medicine …

Silicon Valley

Treating depression is guesswork. Psychiatrists are beginning to crack the code.

Brain scans and machine learning programs are paving the way for a breakthrough.<p>Here’s a frustrating fact for anyone who has been prescribed medication or therapy for depression: Your doctor doesn’t know what treatment will work for you.<p>“It is currently complete primitive guesswork,” Leanne Maree …

Seniors getting helping hand from new wearables

Wearables are now a significant part of corporate wellness and remote patient monitoring programs. However, long-term investment from seniors remains a challenge, despite an increasing need for seniors to have better healthcare options.<p>Garmin and Tactio Health Group, two major companies involved in …

This New AI Is Like Having Iron Man's Jarvis Living on Your Wall

Meet Duo, an AI device that’s “part mirror —all computer.”<p>Unlike standalone devices such as the Amazon Echo, Alexa, or Google Assistant, Duo operates …

How A Former iPod Chief Built The World’s Most Advanced First-Aid Kit

Built for places where doctors are far away, 19Labs’s Gale “clinic-in-a-box” contains sensors, interactive guides, and on-demand video access to health care pros.<p>The Gale high-tech first-aid kit was born on a terrifying night in Mexico.<p>Its creator, Ram Fish, who once led the iPod group at Apple, …

Wellness Apps Evade the FDA, Only to Land In Court

Smartphone apps are great at lots of things, from sending selfies, to solving late-night taco cravings. And even if they occasionally fail, the …

First medical diagnosis often incomplete or plain wrong, study finds

When your doctor gives a diagnosis of a complicated disease, it often pays to get an independent second look, according to a study from Mayo Clinic …

The Challenge of Taking Someone with Dementia to the Emergency Room

Trips to the emergency room aren’t usually due to joyous circumstances.<p>Yet most people find ways to cope with the anxiety of such a visit.<p>But for …

10 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter

Feed your brain at the gym, in the car, or whenever you have a few minutes to spare.<p>Hate your commute? Struggle to motivate yourself to hit the treadmill? Perhaps both these problems (and many more) have the same solution. Why not turn these odds and ends of unpleasant time into opportunities to …

Simple blood test points doctors towards best drug to treat depression

Due to the lack of a biological test, determining which drug will work best in individuals suffering depression is often a game of trial and error. …

Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the A.I. Apocalypse

Elon Musk is famous for his futuristic gambles, but Silicon Valley’s latest rush to embrace artificial intelligence scares him. And he thinks you should be frightened too. Inside his efforts to influence the rapidly advancing field and its proponents, and to save humanity from machine-learning …

Luna, the Most Human AI Prototype to Date, Wasn't Built By a Tech Giant

Luna is the most amazing AI you’ve never heard of. Ask her to find the square root of 3,942,871 she promptly replies, “The result is 1,985.6664.” She …

A professor built an AI teaching assistant for his courses — and it could shape the future of education

Ashok Goel needed help.<p>In his regular courses at Georgia Tech, the computer science professor had at most a few dozen students. But his online class had 400 students  —  students based all over the world; students who viewed his class videos at different times; students with questions. Lots and …

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence is quickly becoming as biased as we are

When you perform a Google search for every day queries, you don’t typically expect systemic racism to rear its ugly head. Yet, if you’re a woman searching for a hairstyle, that’s exactly what you might find.<p>A simple Google image search for ‘women’s professional hairstyles’ returns the …

This cutting edge AI startup from Finland is challenging tech giants and universities alike

When asking around to find the coolest startups in Helsinki, Curious AI was put forward. The company does not disappoint – even its approach to being a startup is unique.<p>Curious AI is a research-based company founded 2015 as a spin-off from Aalto's Deep Learning Research Group. While conventional …

Machine Learning

IBM speech recognition is on the verge of super-human accuracy

Companies that can create software with error rates falling in that ballpark are essentially matching the capabilities of humans, who miss roughly 5% of the words in a given conversation.<p>On March 7, IBM announced it had become the first to home in on that benchmark, having achieved a rate of 5.5%. …

Artificial Intelligence

The 10 Most Innovative Companies In Health 2017

The health care industry is transforming rapidly, in large part due to an influx of new technologies and innovative business models. These 10 companies are creating solutions to some of the sector’s most pressing problems—and they have the outcomes data to show for it.<p>Click on a company to learn …

An artificially intelligent pathologist bags India’s biggest funding in healthcare AI

Photo credit: Pixabay.The World Health Organization requires a pathologist to spend 20 minutes examining a blood smear on a slide under a microscope …

‘It's the breaking of a taboo’: the parents who regret having children

It’s tiring, often boring – and can mean a return to more traditional roles. Why some mothers (and fathers) feel they made a mistake<p>It was coming up to Christmas 2015 when a query popped up on Victoria Elder’s home computer screen. It was from the question-and-answer site Quora, to which she had …

Why Immortality Is Overrated

Helen was 82. She'd survived both breast cancer and outlived her husband.<p>One summer day she began bleeding from her colon and was admitted to the hospital. We assumed the worst — another cancer. But after she endured a series of scans and being poked with scopes, we figured out that she had an …

Medicine

This Doctor/Stand-Up Comic’s Life-Saving Devices Are No Laughing Matter

For Bangalore-based physician Jagdish Chaturvedi, practicing medicine and expressing his creativity go hand-in-hand.<p>It might be easy for a layperson to regard medicine as a dry, exceedingly intellectual profession practiced by somber brainiacs in white lab coats. And then there’s Jagdish …

Sinusitis

How to Live with Purpose if You Don’t Have a Clue

How I stay focused every day<p>“The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.” — Fyodor …

You're Not a Fraud. Here's How to Finally Stop Feeling Like one

These feelings have been holding you back for far too long. It's time to ditch them so you can move forward.<p>Confidence is a hallmark of successful entrepreneurs. At least that's the way it looks from the outside.<p>The fact is, at some point during our journeys, we've all felt like frauds. Impostors. …